Jason Lim (Singapore)

Jason Lim’s practice transverses ceramics, sculpture and performance art and is regarded as a maverick in the ceramics field, Lim has radically shifted assumptions about ceramics as a discipline, pushing its potential as a media in installation and performance art. Lim’s performances often play on boundaries of risky precarious situations, teasing the audiences with a cheeky use of the materials and spaces. He has participated in various international performance festivals and had taken up residency programs in Japan, The Netherlands, Australia and U.S.A. Lim was involved in initiating “UTOPIA”, an alternative art gallery in 1996 and was co-Artistic Director of Future of Imagination 2, in 2004. In 2005, he organized StopOver – Singapore/Japan performance art meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore. In 2007, Lim presented his work in the Singapore Pavilion for the 52nd Venice Biennale in the same year he was awarded the Juror Prize in the 4th Ceramics Biennale in Incheon, Korea. In the following year, his work was shortlisted for the Grand Prize in the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 08.


Solo, Indonesia, 2009 (Photo: Jason Lim)

Head of Trash 
Live Action + 2009, Lidköping, Västra Götaland, Sweden, 2009 (Photo: Peter Lind)

Blow!5 (Performance Art Meeting between Singapore and Germany), Hildesheim & Ilsede, Germany, 2008